Fire Station Staff (Supervisory Role)

Fixed term initial contract of 3 months with the possibility of extension.

Dance City are looking for friendly, welcoming and confident individuals to work at the Fire Station Arts Centre in Sunderland as the main point of contact for all building users. Working independently, the ideal candidate will have excellent customer service skills and will thrive working in a busy and dynamic environment in a supervisory role.

Working on the reception you will be responsible for welcoming all visitors, taking bookings for classes, arranging room hires and setups, answering calls and taking messages. You will liaise with all organisations who work from the Fire Station such as Dance City, Live Theatre and The Sunderland Cultural Partnership. You will also have Fire Warden & First Aid responsibilities and will be the first point of contact for any emergencies.

We strongly encourage applications from those who are based in the Sunderland area, and we particularly encourage applications from those who self-identify as black, Asian, minority ethnic, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/ or disabled.

The role will be part time with approx. 20 hours per week. At the moment we would be looking to recruit for the following shifts:

Wednesday 8.30am – 3.30pm

Thursday 3.30pm – 9.30pm

Friday 3.30pm – 9.30pm

Saturday 1.00pm – 5.30pm

Plus other cover when necessary

The rate of pay is £7.50 – £10.00 per hour dependent on experience (plus holiday pay).

Application forms can be downloaded below. CVs will not be accepted. Completed applications should be sent to Alex Anslow at An Equal Opportunities form should also be completed and returned and can be downloaded below.

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Job Description & Person Specification

Closing date: Friday 23rd February 12 noon.

Interviews: w/c Monday 26th February


Instructor required to deliver Contemporary 55+ class

Dance City is looking for a Contemporary practitioner to deliver their Contemporary class at Dance City every Sunday morning during term time, starting in April 2018.

The classes run every Sunday during term time from 10.30-11.30am. Practitioners are contracted each term.

We require a practitioner with the following attributes:

  • Experience of delivering contemporary to people with different abilities.
  • Experience of inspiring people and retaining participants throughout a programme.
  • A current Enhanced DBS (Criminal Records Bureau) certificate, First Aid certificate, Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults certificate and an Equality and Diversity certificate, or are willing to undertake these courses at their own cost.

Payment will be £25 per hour.

Start Date: Sunday 22 April 2018

Application Process

If you are interested in this opportunity please send an expression of interest (no more than one side of A4) detailing why you want to apply for this role and what experience you have to fulfil the requirements, along with your current CV to

All shortlisted applicants will be subject to a teaching trial. This will take place on Monday 16th April from1pm with members of the public.

Deadline for expression of interest: THURSDAY 22 MARCH, 5pm